Noun: the action or fact of passing the time, typically in an aimless or unproductive way:
For example: “Stop this timepass and get to work, yaar.”
If someone were to call you a total timepass, for instance, it could mean you’re faltu, or ‘a complete waste of time’.
Down South, the word ‘simply’ pronounced [zimbly] has the same meaning and is more commonly used. It means saying or doing something JLT (just like that) i.e. for no reason at all.
Q: Why did you throw that banana peel at my face?
A word of caution here, timepass is NOT to be confused with pastime.
Noun: an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby:
“His favourite pastimes are cricket and kite flying.”
Shelling groundnuts, for example, would fall in the category of timepass rather than pastime, no matter how much you may want to call it the latter. In fact roasted nuts are sold as timepass in certain parts of the country, especially the North and East.
So to conclude, I will say that timepass is my favorite ‘pastime’ — and thank you for allowing me to do just that with today’s post — i.e waste your time.
What is your favorite timepass?
This post is the 20th in a series of 26 posts that I am writing throughout the month of April as part of the A to Z challenge2016.